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My business requirement is to have a view that shows the number of batch jobs on the Y-axis and the Time (in hour) on the X-axis. The rows events I have is looks something like below:

2016-06-20T12:01:46.000 JOB_ID=1 JOB_START_TIME=1466438400.000 JOB_END_TIME=1466442106.714 JOB_NAME=Hello_job 

For this event, _time is based on when the row is inserted to the database table which gets updated once the job finishes executing. From this event, what I need to do is:

1) Grab the start time and the end time
2) Divide the difference between start time and end time by hours
3) Tag the event with the hours
4) Increment a count for each of those hours for this job

There are multiple jobs running the system, so I might need to find the min or start times and max of end times to find out the entire range.

If I select for yesterday's time in the dashboard (_time), then it should show me all the jobs that had completed yesterday with a swim lane of number of jobs executing at a given hour.


_time                Job ID   Job_Start_time        Job_End_time
6/16/2016 1:30 AM    Job 1    6/15/2016 11:00 PM    6/16/2016 1:20 AM
6/16/2016 3:55 AM    Job 2    6/16/2016 1:00 AM     6/16/2016 3:50 AM
6/16/2016 3:56 AM    Job 3    6/16/2016 2:00 AM     6/16/2016 3:55 AM
6/16/2016 4:12 AM    Job 3    6/16/2016 3:20 AM     6/16/2016 4:10 AM

The chart should be like following:

Job1  |  1     1     0     0     0
Job2  |  0     1     1     1     1
Job3  |  0     0     1     2     1
hrs==    12    1     2     3     4   

Note that there were total of two Job3 executing between 3 AM to 4 AM timeframe which shows up in the chart.

I guess it's hard to explain, but let me know if you have any questions to solve this puzzle
Appreciate your help.

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Which splunk version are you using? Have you looked at the timeline app? This might simplify your view. Just a thought.

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Path Finder

That's exactly what I need :). Unfortunately we are still on 6.3, is there any way to create a search query of whatever is done behind the scene for that app?

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